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High-Res Photos of a 1980s Miami Beach Show Decaying Art Deco Glamour Before its Big Comeback

When architectural critic and curator John Margolies took these photos in the early days of South Beach's art deco revival, from approximately 1980 to 1990, many thought it was a lost architectural cause, or perhaps not even worth the effort. But Margolies's photos document the raw beauty of South Beach's architecture at the time and are a stark comparison to what came later, as anybody who has seen what South Beach has become can immediately tell. These were the dark days of Miami Beach's art deco resurgence, but the light would soon come.

The Full Moon Drum Circle is the Best Monthly Party on the Beach

Every full moon, an interesting and extraordinary flock of people collect on the beach, behind the North Shore Open Space Park in North Beach, to celebrate the wonder that is the world with drum circles, dancing, and revelry. This is the monthly full moon drum circle in Miami Beach.

Inside the Brand New Hyde Midtown, Designed by David Rockwell

Too bad they keep rescheduling the grand opening party. This place looks pretty spectacular.

The Amazing Murals of Miami’s Football Sandwich Shop

The iconic Football Sandwich Shop on NE 2nd Avenue is a Miami institution. This institution, however, may or may not be closed for good. A recent-ish post on the Big Bubble dove into that question. Sadly, in addition to no more delicious subs, the news of its closure might also mean the loss of the gorgeous murals celebrating the Miami Dolphins that grace every inch of the exterior. They're murals are still there, though, for now. So, check them out in our gallery, this way...

The Changing Face of Wynwood

Photos of an Evolving Neighborhood

Instagramer Menchee Creates Immersive Abstractions Out of Miami’s Architecture

Instagram user Michael Menchero, who goes by the tag Menchee, has shot many of Miami's best and lesser known works architecture to create incredibly immersive abstract stills and videos. Not always easily recognizable as buildings in Miami, or even buildings at all, trying to identify which condo tower, hotel, or office building each one is can be pretty entertaining. Menchero never identifies the structures, but he does at least say what city they're in (which is helpful because his work goes beyond Miami). And sometimes he throws a subtle little joke in, like making one particularly luxurious condo blast off into space. Below is a selection of really just a few of his best works, while many, many more are on Instagram.